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viernes, 7 de diciembre de 2012

Why Latin America is a magnet for Canadian businesses


Why Latin America is a magnet for Canadian businesses

A sea change is rippling through Latin America, a region once better known for hyper-inflation, political instability and high poverty rates. In the past decade, 50 million people have joined the middle class, a World Bank study showed last month. The ...

'Outing' Honduras: A Human Rights Catastrophe in the Making

'Outing' Honduras: A Human Rights Catastrophe in the Making: After the coup, the killing of transgender women and gay men skyrocketed to unprecedented levels ... like that of former president Zelaya, in Latin America.

Wife of New York Public Advocate Bill de Basio was a lesbian before they met ...


Wife of New York Public Advocate Bill de Basio was a lesbian before they met ...

New York City council speaker Christine Quinn won't be the only one appealing to gay voters for next year's mayoral election. It emerged yesterday that the wife of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was a lesbian before she met her husband in 1991 - who ...

Clinton, Bush fund helping Haiti businesses ends

Clinton, Bush fund helping Haiti businesses ends: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — An executive with the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund says the organization will cease operations at the end of this month. Meg Galloway Pearce is vice president of marketing and communications. She says the nonprofit created by former ...

Gay people earn more, owe less

Gay people earn more, owe less:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are better at managing their money than the average American, new research shows. They earn more, save more, have less debt and are better prepared for retirement, according to ...


LGBT Weekly

Support for Gay Marriage Growing, but US Remains Divided

Support for Gay Marriage Growing, but US Remains Divided: Supreme Court justices tend to say they are not influenced by public opinion. But they do sometimes take account of state-by-state trends, and the latest developments will not escape their notice as they take up two cases related to same-sex marriage.




Bi-national gay couples anxiously wait for marriage law

Bi-national gay couples anxiously wait for marriage law: NEW YORK (Reuters) - Santiago Ortiz was deeply in love and, he believed, near death when he asked Pablo Garcia to leave his native Venezuela and join him in New York. There was no time to bother with a visa. Ortiz was HIV positive and he wanted Garcia ...

Three dead in Buenos Aires province after thunderstorm

Three dead in Buenos Aires province after thunderstorm: Three people were confirmed dead today, after a heavy thunderstorm hit Buenos Aires province and City yesterday afternoon, where over 110mm of rain fell causing severe flooding. Three young people lost their lives in the storm, one from San Pedro city ...

Toxic cloud in Buenos Aires under control

Toxic cloud in Buenos Aires under control: People cover their mouths and nostrils as they walk along an avenue on December 6 in Buenos Aires. A toxic cloud that formed Thursday triggered a public scare that forced the evacuation of offices in Buenos Aires and the suspension of metro and train ...

Study reveals why elderly often vulnerable to scams

Study reveals why elderly often vulnerable to scams: Older adults have reduced activity in a brain region called the anterior insula, which is linked to disgust and is important for discerning untrustworthy faces, the researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found. "The older adults do ...

Latino Unemployment Remains at 10%

Latino Unemployment Remains at 10%: Despite the dip in unemployment for November, Latino workers continue to struggle in the current economy. In November, the economy added 146,000 jobs and the overall unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percent to 7.7%, which is the lowest ...

Study underscores hunger problems facing storm-torn Haiti


Study underscores hunger problems facing storm-torn Haiti

The findings show that rural homes in Haiti's west, north and Grand-Anse departments experienced "severe food shortages" after Hurricane Sandy and a less powerful unnamed storm that followed. The two brushed Haiti in October and November. The study ...

US youth appear not to be overmedicated for mental disorders


US youth appear not to be overmedicated for mental disorders

In a national survey, 14.2% of youth aged 13 to 18 years with any mental disorder reported that they had been treated with psychotropic medication, challenging recent concerns that US youth are overmedicated. “Substantial concern has been raised about ...

Hugo Chavez arrives back in Venezuela after treatment in Cuba


Hugo Chavez arrives back in Venezuela after treatment in Cuba

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived back home in Caracas early Friday after 10 days of medical treatment in Cuba, but his failure to show up at a regional meeting in Brazil raised new questions about his health.

What's Killing Brazil's Police?

What's Killing Brazil's Police?:
Brazil's police entry exams sort recruits by levels of education, and create barriers to career advancement and economic mobility. Without leaving work to study for several years there is no way to climb the professional ladder in Brazil's police force ...


New York Times

teens with mental disorders not on meds

teens with mental disorders not on meds: NEW YORK — Despite concerns that too many U.S. youth use prescription psychiatric drugs, a new study suggests just one in seven teens with a mental disorder has been prescribed medication, and far fewer without a diagnosis are on treatment. Don't miss ...

DSM5 Psychiatrists OK changes to mental disorder diagnosis manual ...

DSM5 Psychiatrists OK changes to mental disorder diagnosis manual ...: The revisions, approved Saturday, come in the first major rewrite in nearly 20 years of the diagnostic guide used by the nation's psychiatrists.

Psychiatrists approve vast changes to diagnosis manual

Psychiatrists approve vast changes to diagnosis manual: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, is often called the "bible" because it's used to identify and classify mental disorders. The revisions, approved at a meeting in Arlington, Va., have been considered for more than a ...

Redefining mental disorders to add hoarding and binge eating

Redefining mental disorders to add hoarding and binge eating:
A form of autism is out, while binge eating and hoarding are in as recognized mental disorders in the latest version of the "diagnostic bible" psychiatrists use. For the first time in almost two decades, the nation's psychiatrists voted to change the ...


MyNorthwest.com

Venezuela in talks to hold 2014 UN climate meeting

Venezuela in talks to hold 2014 UN climate meeting: DOHA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - OPEC member Venezuela, the holder of the world's largest oil reserves, is in talks to host annual U.N. climate talks in 2014 that would extend a run of meetings in major fossil fuel producers, a senior official said on Friday ...

International music documentary festival returns to Chile

International music documentary festival returns to Chile: Starting on Thursday and running until Dec. 16, In-Edit Chile, sponsored by coffee giant Nescafé, will hold its ninth annual music documentary and film festival in Santiago. The festival will screen nearly 80 recent international and national films ...

Ricky Martin Shows Support for Murdered Puerto Rican Publicist


Ricky Martin Shows Support for Murdered Puerto Rican Publicist

The superstar recently spoke to The Huffington Post about the controversy surrounding his native island's referendum election, and back in 2011, the then 39-year-old expressed his disapproval over a move by Puerto Rico's Senate to amend a hate-crime law.

Privatizing NH prisons in for a cooler reception

Privatizing NH prisons in for a cooler reception: The bids remain sealed while the state evaluates them, and state officials have declined to say if any companies offered to just build a prison the state would run. A private consultant with corrections expertise, MGT of America, has been helping the ...




Paterson principal allegedly tells students Native Americans were scalped ...


Paterson principal allegedly tells students Native Americans were scalped ...

PATERSON — Officials are investigating whether a Paterson principal told students Native Americans were scalped during the first Thanksgiving. A recording of an announcement purportedly made by John F. Kennedy Educational Complex principal of ...

Blacks, Latinos Join White House In 'Fiscal Cliff' PR War


Blacks, Latinos Join White House In 'Fiscal Cliff' PR War

The White House is warning African-Americans and Hispanics that they face disproportionate harm from tax hikes, spending cuts and an end to extended unemployment benefits if a deal isn't struck to avoid the fiscal cliff. At a closed White House meeting ...